Do Napoli have any players left to face Inter?

this is one strange embrace. - Maurizio Lagana

This morning, on his way home from training at Castelvolturno, Henrique lost control of his Porsche and crashed into the barrier. The car's future looks rather bleak, but it sounds like Henrique himself only suffered cuts and a black eye.

But there's no way of knowing yet whether the defender will be available for Saturday's match against Inter. If your car smashes something hard enough to lose a wheel in that manner, chances are you probably felt your head whip around a bit. And do we really want a right back with the inability to turn his head?

Then again, the alternative is Anthony Réveillère, who we're not entirely sure can move both his knees at once. Christian Maggio is still out. Camilo Zúñiga was on the bench last week, so this being Rafa, it's entirely possible we see the Colombian start and Faouzi Ghoulam moved to the right.

Fortunately, Raúl Albiol, who came in as a substitute against Udinese, will be back from the start this weekend, although we're not entirely sure who will start alongside. This is thanks to a (rather harsh) second yellow given to Federico Fernández after a foul on Gabriel Silva. It's still not certain whether Miguel Britos, who missed out last week, will start.

So the Napoli back four could be  Réveillère - Giandomenico Mesto - Albiol - Ghoulam. This is not at all a scary Napoli defense, is it?

Moving to midfield, we know there's no way Valon Behrami and Gokhan Inler will be playing together. That, at least, is an easy fix. Behrami, unimpressive against the zebrette, will almost certainly be dropped in favor of Jorginho.

Then the attack. Gonzalo Higuaín is back, thank goodness - Duván Zapata wasn't half-bad last time, but let's wait on him until third place is absolutely certain.

But behind the Argentine? Reports had Dries Mertens centrally, with Marek Hamšík spending time on the bench once more. However, that was before José Callejón got injured in training. Now it's likely that Marek steps in, Dries goes wide and Lorenzo Insigne gets another start. Let's hope, anyway.

When Inter Milan came to the San Paolo, Napoli administered a beatdown, with Higuaín, Mertens, Blerim Džemaili and Ziggy all scoring. It would've been nice to do the double and give Walter Mazzarri another taste of humble pie, but with this lineup, it's hard to feel confident.

What say you? Is a win at the San Siro still possible?

PS
That article does report, however, that "even Dzemaili stopped to check the condition of his teammate." So perhaps Dzei's Good Samaritan act will put him in contention for a start? Well, if players really need to be rested ahead of the Coppa final...

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